Jordan Read, PhD, is the Chief of the Data Science Branch for the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.
Jordan S. Read is chief of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Data Science Branch in the Water Resources Mission Area. Jordan built a data science team in 2016 to advance the USGS’s ability to develop novel, accurate, timely and data-intensive modeling techniques that inform scientists and the public of changes to the quantity and quality of the nation’s water. Jordan's primary training is in physical limnology and numerical modeling and current research draws on skills in aquatic ecology, time series analyses, advanced environmental sensing, data-mining, and ecoinformatics, modeling, and synthesis. Jordan’s research themes are: 1) understand and predict impacts of changing climate and land-use on lake and stream ecosystems, and 2) the use of lakes or stream networks as model systems to test and develop predictive architectures that integrate process knowledge into a new class of advanced machine learning methods called “knowledge-guided machine learning”.
Science and Products
Science and Products
Pre-USGS PublicationsWatras CJ, M Morrow, K Morrison, S Scannell, S Yaziciaglu, JS Read, YH Hu, PC Hanson, TK Kratz. 2013. Evaluation of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for remote wetland monitoring: Design and initial results. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. doi:10.1007/s10661-013-3424-8Read JS, KC Rose. 2013. Physical responses of small temperate lakes to variation in dissolved organic carbon concentrations. Limnology and Oceanography. 58: 921-931. doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.3.0921[Link]Youngblut ND, A Shade, JS Read, KD McMahon, RJ Whitaker. 2013. Lineage-specific responses to environmental change in microbial communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79: 39-47. doi:10.1128/AEM.02226-12Read JS. Physical processes in small temperate lakes. 2012. PhD Dissertation, University of Wisconsin-MadisonSamal NR, DC Pierson, E Schneiderman, Y Huang, JS Read, A Anandhi, EM Owens. 2012. Impact of climate change on Cannonsville reservoir thermal structure in the New York City Water Supply. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 47: 389-405Staehr PA, JPA Christensen, RD Batt, JS Read. 2012. Ecosystem metabolism in a stratified lake. Limnology and Oceanography. 57: 1317-133Shade A, JS Read, ND Youngblut, N Fierer, R Knight, TK Kratz, NR Lottig, EE Roden, EH Stanley, J Stombaugh, RJ Whitaker, CH Wu, KD McMahon. 2012. Microbial communities are resilient after a whole-ecosystem disturbance. The ISME Journal. 6: 2153-2167. doi:10.1038/ismej.2012.66Read JS, DP Hamilton, AR Desai, KC Rose, S MacIntyre, JD Lenters, R Smyth, PC Hanson, JJ Cole, PA Staehr, JA Rusak, DC Pierson, JD Brookes, A Laas, CH Wu. 2012. Lake-size dependency of wind shear and convection as controls on gas exchange. Geophysical Research Letters. 39: L09405. doi:10.1029/2012GL051886Gaeta JW, JS Read, JF Kitchell, SR Carpenter. 2012. Eradication via destratification: Whole-lake mixing to selectively remove rainbow smelt, a cold-water invasive species. Ecological Applications. 22: 817-827Kara EL, PC Hanson, DP Hamilton, M Hipsey, KD McMahon, JS Read, LA Winslow, J Dedrick, KC Rose, CC Carey, S Bertilsson, D Motta-Marques, L Beversdorf, T Miller, CH Wu, YF Hsieh, E Gaiser, TK Kratz. 2012. Time-scale dependence in numerical simulations: Assessment of physical, chemical, and biological predictions in a stratified lake from scales of hours to months. Environmental Modelling and Software. 35: 104-121Read JS, DP Hamilton, ID Jones, K Muraoka, LA Winslow, R Kroiss, CH Wu, E Gaiser. 2011. Derivation of lake mixing and stratification indices from high-resolution lake buoy data. Environmental Modelling and Software. 26: 1325-1336Shade A, JS Read, D Welkie, TK Kratz, CH Wu, KD McMahon. 2011. Resistance, resilience, and recovery: Aquatic bacterial dynamics after water column disturbance. Environmental Microbiology. 13: 2752-2767Read JS, A Shade, CH Wu, A Gorzalski, KD McMahon. 2011. "Gradual Entrainment Lake Inverter" (GELI): A novel device for experimental lake mixing. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 9:14-25